1. Christian Hackenberg Must Revert to Old Ways to Be Next Year's No. 1 Pick

    Football isn't baseball. You can't use advanced stats to get a good grasp of how an individual performs when there are 22 moving players who impact counting numbers...

    Justis Mosqueda Written by Justis Mosqueda about 17 days ago 26,778 reads 67 comments

  2. Assessing SS Jaquiski Tartt's 2015 Role with the 49ers

    On paper, the San Francisco 49ers did not need to add a safety in the 2015 NFL draft. But San Francisco did so anyway—drafting former Samford safety Jaquiski Tartt with its second-round pick...

    Peter Panacy Written by Peter Panacy about 18 days ago 12,241 reads 36 comments

  3. Best- and Worst-Case Scenarios for Each Baltimore Ravens Rookie

    The Baltimore Ravens have added nine draft picks to the 2015 roster. Though each player will have different expectations placed on him, it's possible all nine players make an impact as rookies...

    Jason Marcum Written by Jason Marcum about 18 days ago 5,248 reads 21 comments

  4. Hit the Ground Running: 4 Rookies to Watch During NFL Rookie Minicamps

    The beginning of the NFL season starts with a team's offseason program, specifically during rookie minicamps . This allows newly drafted rookies to become more familiar with the professional level and to get off to a great start with their new teams..

    Curtis Calhoun Written by Curtis Calhoun about 18 days ago 557 reads 0 comments

  5. Ifo Ekpre-Olomu and the Tricky Business of Predraft Insurance Policies

    About six months ago, Ifo Ekpre-Olomu was considered to be a lock as an early-round pick in the NFL draft. In October, ESPN's Mel Kiper Jr. ranked the Oregon cornerback as the best prospect in the league at that position ...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 19 days ago 42,280 reads 24 comments

  6. What Cardale Jones Must Prove to NFL Scouts to Become Top QB in 2016 Draft

    "I’ve got some pretty impressive tools in my garage as well, but it doesn’t make me a master carpenter...

    Justis Mosqueda Written by Justis Mosqueda about 19 days ago 28,877 reads 116 comments

  7. NFL Rookies Most Likely to Make the Pro Bowl

    While difficult, it is not out of the question for an NFL rookie to make the Pro Bowl. Between salary-cap constraints and roster limits, teams are asking more and more from their first-year players...

    Curt Popejoy Written by Curt Popejoy about 19 days ago 51,421 reads 102 comments

  8. Tom Cable: Spread Offenses in College Are “a Huge Disservice” to Players

    Zachary Petersel Written by Zachary Petersel about 19 days ago 590 reads 0 comments

  9. Ranking the Most Likely 2015 Rookie of the Year Candidates

    The 2015 NFL draft ended a week ago. The next logical step is to prematurely predict the NFL's next Rookie of the Year even before the incoming class straps on the pads for the first time...

    Brent Sobleski Written by Brent Sobleski about 21 days ago 84,945 reads 176 comments

  10. Buying or Selling Roster Spots for Top Undrafted Free Agents

    One of the most fascinating and shrouded aspects of the NFL draft is the signing of undrafted free agents. The entire process is a closely guarded secret, and it seems that every franchise approaches the process with a different philosophy...

    Curt Popejoy Written by Curt Popejoy about 21 days ago 32,657 reads 39 comments

  11. Best- and Worst-Case Scenarios for Each San Francisco 49ers Rookie

    The days and weeks following the NFL draft provide plenty of excitement and anticipation for rookie players joining pro teams for the first time...

    Peter Panacy Written by Peter Panacy about 21 days ago 17,646 reads 25 comments

  12. Baylor Coach Art Briles Fires Back at NFL, Spread Offense Critics

    The 2015 NFL Draft has come and gone but the debate over quarterbacks from spread offenses is a neverending discussion nowadays...

    Noah Jampol Written by Noah Jampol about 21 days ago 4,972 reads 0 comments

  13. NFL Draft 2015: The Player Each Team Will Most Regret Passing on

    We're at the point where the draft feels like it occurred months ago, despite the fact that less than two weeks have passed. Some fans will look back on the weekend's action and wish they could swap selections for draft choices they didn't agree with...

    Justis Mosqueda Written by Justis Mosqueda about 22 days ago 131,649 reads 234 comments

  14. Every NFL Team's Best Undrafted Free-Agent Signing So Far

    One of the most underrated parts of the NFL draft season is what happens immediately following the mega-event...

    Ian Wharton Written by Ian Wharton about 22 days ago 266,546 reads 299 comments

  15. Packers UDFA DB LaDarius Gunter Has Chance to Make Roster at Crowded Position

    Defensive back LaDarius Gunter, who signed with the Green Bay Packers as an undrafted free agent, has an uphill battle in his fight to make the 53-man roster...

    Michelle Bruton Written by Michelle Bruton about 22 days ago 15,124 reads 29 comments

  16. Which Rookies Will Prove to Be the Biggest Matchup Nightmares for Opponents?

    Creating favorable matchups on offense is key to game-planning and situational football in the NFL . A player with size, speed and/or a skill set that opponents can't match defensively is a true offensive weapon...

    Matt  Bowen Written by Matt Bowen about 23 days ago 129,785 reads 248 comments

  17. Panthers LB Shaq Thompson in Perfect Spot to Win Defensive Rookie of the Year

    In order for any player, including Carolina Panthers linebacker Shaq Thompson to win Defensive Rookie of the Year, a lot of things have to go just right...

    Curt Popejoy Written by Curt Popejoy about 23 days ago 13,253 reads 64 comments

  18. Breaking Down Expectations for Top Rookie Pass Rushers

    Now that the draft is written in dried ink, it's finally time to look at where some of the pieces have landed...

    Justis Mosqueda Written by Justis Mosqueda about 23 days ago 21,574 reads 47 comments

  19. Predicting 8 Biggest Surprises from NFL Rookie Camps

    The 2015 NFL draft is in the books, and now teams are eager to see their selections on the field. From May 8 through 11, clubs may elect to hold a three-day rookie minicamp...

    Ian Wharton Written by Ian Wharton about 23 days ago 406,472 reads 205 comments

  20. Biggest Steals of the 2015 NFL Draft

    Later-round players in every NFL draft go on to make huge impacts for their teams despite where they were selected...

    Team Stream Now Written by Team Stream Now about 25 days ago 54,871 reads 61 comments

  21. Todd McShay Releases His 2016 NFL Mock Draft

    The soil over the 2015 NFL Draft is still fresh, yet ESPN's Todd McShay has already moved on to the next one...

    Robert Piva Written by Robert Piva about 25 days ago 28 reads 0 comments

  22. Five of the Most Curious 2015 NFL Draft Decisions

    Noah Jampol Written by Noah Jampol about 25 days ago 3,822 reads 1 comments

  23. Washington Redskins' 2015 Draft Class Increases Pressure on RG3 to Deliver

    Robert Griffin III is unique among quarterbacks in the NFL . No other passer could stumble through two diabolical seasons and not only keep his job but also continue enjoying the benefit of having a team built around him...

    James Dudko Written by James Dudko about 25 days ago 12,183 reads 69 comments

  24. Early 2016 NFL Draft Big Board

    One year ago at this time we were talking about Marcus Mariota (my preseason No. 1 overall player), the question mark of Jameis Winston's off-field issues and the huge potential of Brett Hundley at UCLA...

    Matt Miller Written by Matt Miller about 25 days ago 124,175 reads 226 comments

  25. San Francisco 49ers: Trent Baalke Versus Conventional Wisdom in the 2015 Draft

    It’s easy to criticize the San Francisco 49ers ’ 2015 draft class. Football Outsiders reports that draft graders gave them the second-worst grade this year, with only the Buffalo Bills being less well-received...

    Bryan Knowles Written by Bryan Knowles about 25 days ago 11,189 reads 70 comments